By: Kathy Pierce
This seemed to be one of the athletes’ favorite lunch during our F.A.S.T camp last week in Ironwood, MI. We used four and a half dozen eggs for the group of 20 athletes! Lunch included sausages, and fruit salad, along with various specialty breads and rolls.
You can make this within minutes at home. With eggs at 15 cents a piece, it’s an athlete’s affordable meal as well as a healthy and filling one.
For two quiches you will need:
1. A dozen eggs
2. Two unbaked pie shells (Pillsbury pie shells found in the dairy section are delicious, or you can make your own if you like)
3. Two cups of milk
4. Two cups of grated cheese (whatever kind you like the best)
5. Two cups of spinach sautéed (and/or two tomato and a sautéed)
6. Salt and pepper
Whip everything together and pour it into the pie shells. If you use tomatoes, slice them thinly and place them on top of the quiche before baking. I like to sprinkle some parmesan on top for a finishing touch.
Bake the pies at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, and then 350 for about 15 minutes or until the eggs are set. Serve your quiches with a healthy salad for an easy, delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner!
A WORD ABOUT EGGS
An egg is a high protein-rich food. You get a whopping 12% of your daily needed intake of protein in just one large egg! An egg is also high in Vitamin D (64 % of your daily need) which is vital for calcium absorption. And here is good news for egg lovers concerned about cholesterol levels in their diet: the USDA, according to www.incredibleegg.com completed a recent study of random eggs collected around the country. This study proved that a single large egg contained, on average, 185 mg. of cholesterol, down from 215 mg. in 2002!
A WORD ABOUT SPINACH
Spinach is classified as a ‘Super Food’ since it contains some amazing minerals and vitamins necessary for optimum athletic performance. They include: Iron, Vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin A, and dietary fiber. Spinach paired with eggs is a perfect combination both nutritionally and for your taste buds!